Jesus hand-picked both these two men for a uniquely special purpose in His Church. If you look on the surface, neither man was anything special. In fact, both men had serious character flaws. Peter: a profane man—“depart from me Lord, for I am a profane man” Peter: a cowardly man—“I swear I do not know… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 29: Peter and Paul: Two Unlikely Men
The striking thing about the readings for Trinity Holy Trinity IconSunday is also the consoling thing. The prayer of Moses should be one to which we also turn, especially because we have way to do that through the Sacrament of Reconciliation: “This is indeed a stiff-necked people, Lord, yet pardon our wickedness and sins, and receive us as your own.” … Read More Sunday Meditation – June 15, 2014 – Challenging and Reassuring
Even though He was raised from the dead … they hid in fear.
Even with the doors locked … He came and stood in their midst.
… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 8, 2014 – We’ve got Spirit. How about you?
People today, constantly on the go, are not easily convinced that they need some quiet time to have a look at themselves and ask hard questions , such as : Am I consistent with my past? Have I changed values? Do I love God and all his people? Do I act on it?… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 1, 2014 – Quiet Time and Hard Questions
The setting is Holy Thursday, before the last supper. Jesus knows what is next yet instead of focusing on His gruesome death to come He lovingly, passionately reassures the disciples that He loves them; that there is a Way. He is the Way. And that He will send an Advocate to help and guide them. They are listening and watching intently. Wondering what He means …… Read More Sunday Meditation – May 25, 2014 – Follow My Commandments, Love and Trust
The Gospel starts with Jesus saying “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” What is it in my life that causes my heart to be troubled? What are the things which cause me to worry? Jesus continues saying, “You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” Do my worries indicate a lack of faith? … Read More Sunday Meditation – May 18, 2014 – Worry or work?
There is this common misconception among people today that following God does not lead to freedom and happiness. Instead it enslaves one to a distant God that does not really care about them. The question arises in people, ¨I mean, come on! If He really wanted your happiness would he make you follow all those crazy rules?¨ … Read More Sunday Meditation – May 11, 2014 – Crazy rules, a face in the crowd, or personally loved?
Third Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 46 Reading 1 ACTS 2:14, 22-33 Responsorial Psalm PS 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Reading 2 1 PT 1:17-21 Gospel LK 24:13-35 Crushing disappointment … Cleopas and friend were in its clutches. Eyes downcast, shoulders drooping, spirits sagging – their whole world turned inside out – they had pinned their hopes on a… Read More Sunday Meditation – May 4, 2014 – Embracing your Emmaus
In the Gospel reading for this Sunday of Divine Mercy, we continue to celebrate Christ’s humble obedience to His Father and His subsequent victory over sin and death. All this while being witness to the heart of Jesus in His ”glorified body”. We experience the depth of His love and mercy when He burst through locked doors to be with His brothers where they were “hiding” so He can empower them and the Church to forgive and retain sins.
Divine Mercy is the feast instituted by Blessed John Paul II in May of 2000. He will be
canonized along with Pope John XXIII this Sunday. … Read More Sunday Meditation – April 27, 2014 – Divine Mercy Sunday – The Best of Times
There is hope because of our burning love for Christ.
In the Gospel passage this Easter Sunday, we have St. Mary Magdalene. Imagine her deep love for our Lord. She wakes up early to visit Jesus. During that time, maybe she was still grieving from Jesus’ death. We sometimes miss to see Jesus in our lives during our grief. It could be a loss of a loved one, failing health or sickness, loss of a job, broken relationship, an unanswered prayer or any type of suffering and trials we are going through. We sometimes slowly forget to see Jesus alive and working in our lives since we are focused with our problems and trials in life.… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 20, 2014 – Easter – Hope from Our Burning Love for Christ